Technical Architect & Developer (UI + UX)
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About Me

Experience

Technical Architect & Developer (UI + UX)

Freelance (Sept. 2011–current)

  • Strategy, design, and production of interactive experiences
  • Usability (UX) counselling and documentation
  • Technical counselling and inspiration during creative process
  • Technical project management during wireframing, evaluation, production, QA, and deployment
  • Support to external vendors during production
  • Production and prototyping of interactive creations

Technical Lead

Sid Lee Amsterdam (Feb. 2010–May 2011)

  • Monitoring news of the latest technologies
  • Prototyping and maintaining reusable assets
  • Technical counselling and inspiration during creative process
  • Project management technical assistance
  • Support to external vendors during production

Interaction Designer

Sid Lee Montréal/Amsterdam (Apr. 2008–May 2010)

  • Creative counselling during interactive creation
  • Best practices documentation
  • Version control management and training
  • Project management technical assistance
  • Support to external vendors during production
  • Production and prototyping of interactive creations

Flash and Front End Developer

iCongo (Jan. 2007–Apr 2008)

  • Creating and maintaining a Flash toolset and library
  • Developing, designing, and integrating web sites and back end tools

See my LinkedIn profile for more details.


Clients Served

Many clients—local and global, ranging from ad agencies to game dev shops, from e-commerce to tech startups—were satisfied with projects I lead for them. Here are a few:


Awards


Business & Teamwork Skills

  • Presenting and pitching to clients
  • Translating technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Business analysis and features breakdown
  • Technical project management
  • User experience advocate

Technical Skills

See my Github repo for more details.


Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Concordia University (2004–2008, 2017–current)

College degree in Arts et Lettres

Collège de Maisonneuve (1997–1999)


Personal

French Canadian, music aficionado, video games enthusiast, pin-ups lover, contemporary and interactive arts seeker, creative tech on the go.

I lived in Barcelona, Toulouse, Paris, and Amsterdam. Currently back in my hometown, Montréal.

While I always favored projects with minimal graphical design, these days I also look into whether the projects onto which I work implement accessibility and take user privacy into account.